Kaká the cream of Europe's finest

Kaká was named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year with team-mates Paolo Maldini and Clarence Seedorf also honoured along with Chelsea FC keeper Petr Čech.



'Special place'




Brazil hat-trick




'Learning and improving'




Maldini honour

Best Goalkeeper
Year Player Club
2007 Petr Čech Chelsea FC
2006 Jens Lehmann Arsenal FC
2005 Petr Čech Chelsea FC
2004 Vítor Baía FC Porto
2003 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus
2002 Oliver Kahn FC Bayern München
2001 Oliver Kahn FC Bayern München
2000 Oliver Kahn FC Bayern München
1999 Oliver Kahn FC Bayern München
1998 Peter Schmeichel Manchester United FC

Best Defender
Year Player Club
2007 Paolo Maldini AC Milan
2006 Carles Puyol FC Barcelona
2005 John Terry Chelsea FC
2004 Ricardo Carvalho FC Porto
2003 Roberto Carlos Real Madrid CF
2002 Roberto Carlos Real Madrid CF
2001 Roberto Ayala Valencia CF
2000 Jaap Stam Manchester United FC
1999 Jaap Stam Manchester United FC
1998 Fernando Hierro Real Madrid CF

Best Midfielder
Year Player Club
2007 Clarence Seedorf AC Milan
2006 Deco FC Barcelona
2005 Kaká AC Milan
2004 Deco FC Porto
2003 Pavel Nedvěd Juventus
2002 Michael Ballack FC Bayern München
2001 Gaizka Mendieta Valencia CF
2000 Gaizka Mendieta Valencia CF
1999 David Beckham Manchester United FC
1998 Zinédine Zidane Juventus

Best Forward
Year Player Club
2007 Kaká AC Milan
2006 Samuel Eto'o FC Barcelona
2005 Ronaldinho FC Barcelona
2004 Fernando Morientes AS Monaco FC
2003 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United FC
2002 Raúl González Real Madrid CF
2001 Raúl González Real Madrid CF
2000 Raúl González Real Madrid CF
1999 Andriy Shevchenko FC Dynamo Kyiv
1998 Ronaldo FC Internazionale Milano

UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
Year Player Club
2007 Kaká AC Milan
2006 Ronaldinho FC Barcelona
2005 Steven Gerrard Liverpool FC
2004 Deco FC Porto
2003 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus FC
2002 Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid CF
2001 Stefan Effenberg FC Bayern München
2000 Fernando Redondo Real Madrid CF
1999 David Beckham Manchester United FC
1998 Ronaldo FC Internazionale Milano

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